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Central Market Hall, Budapest

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The largest and oldest indoor market in the city, Central Market Hall, offers a variety of food, candy, spirits, and souvenir stalls. Let your mouth water as you wander the first floor of this Neo-Gothic building past fresh produce, meats, sweets, spices, liquors, and wine. The second floor houses mostly souvenir shops and eateries, and the basement features butcher shops, a fish market, and pickled goods. Built in 1897 and restored in the 1990s, this market was the idea of Budapest's first mayor, Karoly Kamermayer, and is now one of the city's biggest tourist attractions. Try local specialties, such as deep-fried lángos. To visit Central Market Hall and other attractions in Budapest, use our Budapest day trip planner.
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  • A beautiful building, the exterior architecture is intricate and iconic. The Great Market Hall itself is the oldest indoor market in Budapest. There are a range of products, from mementos to fresh... 
    A beautiful building, the exterior architecture is intricate and iconic. The Great Market Hall itself is the oldest indoor market in Budapest. There are a range of products, from mementos to fresh...  more »
  • Not worth a visit. Feels like a tourist trap. Everyone is selling the same things, at a different price so make sure to do a tour first. If you like a challenge, go to the basement, just make sure... 
    Not worth a visit. Feels like a tourist trap. Everyone is selling the same things, at a different price so make sure to do a tour first. If you like a challenge, go to the basement, just make sure...  more »
  • The first thing I liked about the market was the exterior architecture. One of the most distinguishing features of the exterior is its neoclassical facade and brightly colored roof. The tile on the... 
    The first thing I liked about the market was the exterior architecture. One of the most distinguishing features of the exterior is its neoclassical facade and brightly colored roof. The tile on the...  more »
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  • A beautiful and large market, intended for visiting tourists. The place is clean, tidy. On the first floor there are lots of stalls selling meat / sausage and stalls selling mainly paprika souvenirs. On the second floor lots of amazing and unique souvenirs as well as fast and delicious food stalls. The place is worth a visit. experience.
  • Awesome market. Its not the products but the architecture of the building. Fascinating variety of shops. For a tourist like I was, for me, it was a great place to look close into the culinary side of Hungary. Talk to local people. The sight of fresh veggies is always a pleasure.
  • This place was amazing!! Wonderful smells, terrific people, excellent food and the place is huge..... Sausage, meat, goulash and music. Guy played excellent music on a violin while we ate. This is a must when traveling to Budapest. Stop by the huge green bridge next door going over the Danube!!!!! We loved it here and the locals that was very kind...... Safe travels..............100% a must stop for any culture.
  • Lots of meat, vegetables, fruits, spices, etc you can buy here at ground floor. At 1sr floor there are some restaurant where you can eat traditional Hungarian dishes. It was reasonable and so tasty. There are also many souvenir shop where you can find the wonderful present to your friend. You should not miss coming to the Central market hall when you come to Budapest. I’m sure you will be able to spend wonderful time here. Highly recommended.
  • The market hall is excellent in many ways, not only because of its size. The market's central location (it's only a 5-minute walk from the city center) and the amount of stalls are huge. You need to check out the Great Market Hall's hours of operation. According to several Budapest travel guides, the Great Market Hall is a fantastic choice and unquestionably one of the top Budapest sights. The Great Market Hall in Budapest has three levels where you may purchase a wide variety of products, including fresh seafood, paprika from Hungary, wonderful salamis, dairy products, and pickles, etc...

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